People at Oswald's and St. Sebastian's Parish

Here to Guide You


Fr. Liam Collister

Parish Priest

Born in Anfield, Fr. Liam was educated at All Saints infants and juniors, before attending De La Salle Secondary school and Saint Francis Xavier’s VI Form College. He attended Saint Cuthbert’s seminary, Ushaw, and completed his studies for the priesthood at Saint Marie’s Seminary, Oscott, before being ordained at St. Matthew’s Church, Clubmoor in 2012. Fr. Liam has a varied ministry, including Assistant Priest at the Metropolitan Cathedral, On-call Chaplain to The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals, Assistant Priest at St. Julie and St. Theresa (St Helens), and Parish Priest at Our Lady of Walsingham (Netherton). Fr. Liam joined the St. Oswald and St. Sebastian’s Parish Communities in March 2020.


Deacon John Power

Parish Deacon

John is married with two grown up children and two dogs! Milo and Meg, you have probably seen him being dragged around the streets of the parish on most days. Prior to being ordained as deacon, John was a secondary school teacher and studied for the diaconate at Hinsley Hall in Leeds. 

He was born in Bootle and attended the Salesian School there. John has degrees in Information Technology and Education. He has been a volunteer with the Catholic Chaplaincy at Broadgreen hospital and Sacristan at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt.


Sr . Dorothy Hindle

Parish Sister & Catechist

Sr. Dorothy was born in Blackburn and brought up in Blackpool - Lancashire born and bred. She attended Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool, then worked in Customs and Excise for 2 years before joining the Sisters of the Little Ones and going to Belgium for the Noviciate. 
Her plan was to look after children. God's plans were - nursing training at Broadgreen Hospital, followed by midwifery and then Social Work of all varieties and finally, She has spent many years working with Deaf, hard of hearing and learning disabled people. Despite being quite definite about not wanting to nurse or teach, she has loved everything she has been asked to do. Sr. Dorothy said “I have received more than I've given. My life has been enriched by those I thought I was serving.” Upon retirement Sr. Dorothy began helping in the Parish and yes, another very joyful experience!